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Political: December 28, 2011

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MK Danny Danon (Likud), held an urgent discussion in the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs which he chairs, on the issue of the abduction of young female immigrants from the former Soviet Union by Arabs.  The representative of the Israel Police testified that she has no knowledge of a single such case of abduction.  MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) called for outlawing conversion to Islam before the age of 21.  Nissim Algelani, a club owner from Kiryat Gat, said that in his town and in neighboring Netivot there is a municipal bylaw which prevents non-residents from loitering in the city after 11 pm, stating that “in Netivot, for example, you will not find Bedouins or their like prowling the streets after eleven at night, there’s no way they’re prowling there.”  MK Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) said that these bylaws “should be adopted”, and MK Danny Danon said that the legality of such laws should be examined and that “providing mayors with further authority so that they could take care of this phenomenon” should be considered.


(Hebrew) full transcript of the committee session

Economy and Society: August 2, 2011

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Tenants in the Yassky compound of Kiryat Gat, who refused to evacuate their homes as part of the evacuation - construction program, for the amount of 300,000 shekels, were forcibly evicted from their homes in the middle of the night.


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Closed Society: 27th November, 2010

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A “group of concerned parents” sent letters to the principals of the Kiryat Gat education facilities, titled “teaching of prohibited material in literature classes”. The letter claim that the curriculum contains blunt and unfit works, including Sophocles’s “Antigone” and “Oedipus Rex”, described by the writers of the letter as “pornography and shocking heresy”. Several Orthodox schools have recently dropped Antigone from the curriculum for similar reasons. (Hebrew)

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November 28th, 2010 at 4:12 pm